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RHA S500i Ultra-Compact and Affordable In-Ear Headphone Announced

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RHA recently announced their latest in-ear headphone, the RHA S500i, featuring a compact design, noise isolating in-ear headphone with remote and microphone. The RHA S500i is made out of lightweight aluminium alloy and 140.1 micro dynamic driver. It also features a fabric-braided cable with slimline connection and a selection of dual density and double flange ear tips. Check out more of its features and specifications from the official news below.

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RHA S500i In-Ear Headphone Features

Following the successful launch of the new flagship T20 in-ear headphone earlier this year, award-winning headphone manufacturer RHA has announced a new entry-level proposition, the S500i.

The new in-ear headphone will feature an ultra-compact design in aluminium, made possible by a specially engineered micro dynamic driver. The 140.1 model driver promises faithful listening experiences, having been engineered to deliver vibrant, immersive and detailed sound reproduction.

According to Lewis Heath, Product Director at RHA: “The S500i is for those seeking an affordable, compact in-ear headphone that doesn’t sacrifice sound or build quality,”. “By developing a micro dynamic driver that can offer exciting, full range sound reproduction and using aluminium alloy housings, we’ve been able to make the product incredibly small and lightweight and therefore comfortable for any size or shape of ear. I’m excited for people to experience it at IFA in Berlin this year.”

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In addition to offering a three-button remote and microphone for use with compatible Apple devices, the S500i’s 1.35m cable also features a two part material design; the upper half using a traditional TPE finish while the lower half featuring a tangle-resistant, fabric braided outer. Accessories include seven pairs of silicone ear tips in a variety of designs and sizes with holder, a fabric carry pouch and clothing clip.

S500i at IFA 2015
The RHA S500i will be exclusively unveiled at Europe’s biggest consumer electronics trade show, IFA, in Berlin, Germany next month. Attendees can visit Halle 1.2, stand 102 from 4-9 September 2015 to audition RHA’s latest product.

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RHA S500i Specifications

Driver: Micro dynamic (140.1)
Frequency range: 16-22,000 Hz
Impedance: 16 ohm
Rated / max power: 1mw/5mw
Sensitivity: 100dB
Cable length: 1.35m

Price and Availability

The RHA S500i in-ear headphone comes with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $49.95 / £39.95 / €49.95. It carries a three year manufacturer’s warranty and will be exclusively available through the Apple Store Network from October 2015. The S500, a version of the product without remote and microphone, will be available from all sales channels later in 2015.

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